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Year In Year Out

Year In Year Out

Friday 16 December, 2016
Pudding Club members look back on 2016 and opine that it may well go down as the last year the UK was obliged to take part in the annual Greek bailout.
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Lord Noes, General Alarm and Sir Rah Sera tucked into the Club’s ham and turkey Christmas lunch last week and embellished it no end with a celebratory bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2006.

“I say” said His Lordship “it’s been one helluva year”

“Spot on old chap” concurred the General “who could possibly have foreseen that David would go the same way as Angela and the Brussels bureaucracy”

“It’s been a landmark year for Labour” observed Sir Rah “because they became the first political party in history to compound the error of electing an absolute douchebag as leader by doing it a second time”

“I’m absolutely chuffed” declared the General “that Nigel has become such an influential figure on the world stage and a confidante of Trump. It will only take a month or two for Brexit negotiations to resemble a public bar brawl and for Theresa to call on Nigel to pick up the pieces and convince those continental con-artists that it’s our way or the highway to a Scottish bailout”

“What do you think David will turn his hand to?” asked Sir Rah

“Fascinating question” responded His Lordship “I let him know last week that the General Manger’s position here will become vacant next year and I would be prepared to recommend him for the job”

“Jolly decent of you” remarked the General “but I rather think he’ll opt for one of those sinecures roaming round the world and making an absolute Middle Eastern pain-in-the-arse of himself like Tony Blair”

“As 2016 comes to a climax” enquired Sir Rah “what do feel 2017 has in prospect?”

“Well I met this enchanting filly in Brighton last week” revealed the General “so I’m confidently predicting that 2017 will come to at least one climax a month”

“I must say” said His Lordship thoughtfully “that I continue to be heartened by the performance of Theresa. I was going to retire from the Lords in 2017 but now I’ve decided to stay on to mentor her on pressing issues like is Boris barking or is he rather an Old Etonian version of Trump”

“I believe we should celebrate 2016” suggested the General “as the year when we began re-asserting ourselves as a proud independent nation”

“That’s as good an excuse as any” declared His Lordship “to order another bottle of Mouton Rothschild”


About this Series
Located on the fashionable side of Pall Mall the Club is famous for counting some of the UK’s greatest political intellects among its members. Lord Noes, General Alarm and Sir Rah Sera convene there regularly to create the brilliant insights which David relies on so much to keep the ship of state on course.

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